200,000 people are homeless as of September 11, 2020 following severe flooding in northern Cameroon. At least five deaths were reported, livestock and crops were affected, and thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed.
The victims are homeless and sleep in the street and ask the government to come to their aid. They have nothing to eat, and children suffer the most. Some locals had to build makeshift camps.
“We are losing people, animals, onions, grain, chickens, everything. Floods take everything. Here, in Merem, we were left with nothing. ”
The flood killed livestock and damaged plantations. Many bridges have collapsed, isolating settlements.
More heavy rainfall is expected in Cameroon this week.